Saturday January 4, 2020
When? Sunday December 29, 2019
Food Style? PoBoys
My time in New Orleans is running out and there's only a few more things on my food checklist to eat. Today I'm going to have a poboy, the New Orleans submarine sandwich. Originally called poor boys, these were served to the striking streetcar workers in the 1920s, then to the working class. Killer PoBoys is another eatery in the French Quarter and very appropriately next to the Museum of Death. They're known for international flavours with local style.
Glazed Pork Belly Po'Boy with rum-ginger cane syrup, lime slaw and garlic aioli
I've gone for the pork belly, because I can't resist that delicious layer of fat and thick meat. It's sweet from the cane syrup, and savoury from the garlic aioli, with a hint of acidity from the lime slaw to balance out the flavours. I'm normally not a fan of overly sweet things, but this is on par with the sweetness of hoisin or plum sauce that you'd get with Chinese cuisine.